BEE SPRAYING: BEE STINGS ARE A SCARY EXPERIENCE that are a serious and sometimes fatal risk to beekeepers, said Barry Popik, president of the California Beekeepers Association.
Beekeepers and beekeepers should be aware of the risk and consider the possibility of sting symptoms, he said.
“We are all familiar with the effects of the bite from the beekeeper’s point of view,” Popik said.
“What we don’t usually think about is that a bee can also sting a beekeeper.”
Bees are a species that are usually stingy.
BEE-STING: A bee sting can result in pain, swelling, a burning sensation and sometimes even death, Popik told USA TODAY.
There is no antidote for bee stings, but there are treatments available for bee sting.
Some beekeepers and their bees have developed a protective coating called a “burley” that can help the bees stay healthy after a bee stung.
Beekeepers also use protective gear and other items to reduce bee stinging, such as protective gloves and protective masks, Popick said.
“Some people will try to use gloves, some will use masks,” he said, but it is not necessary.
To prevent sting symptoms and prevent bee sting, beekeepers use bee repellents and/or insecticides, such the neonicotinoid, according to the Beekeepers Federation of America.
SWEETIE BEE: Bee sting is sometimes known as a “sucker bee,” according to Popik.
A sting from a bee is painful and it can be painful to touch the sting.
Bees are attracted to a particular chemical in the bee’s saliva called the histamine hormone.
The bee may cough, sneeze or have a mild reaction to the sting, he added.
It is not known why bees sting and it is unknown how they do it, Popierks said.
Bee stings are dangerous because they are very painful and can cause serious health problems to the bee, Popike said.
A bee sting is a serious, potentially fatal risk, according the Beekeeper Association.
MECHANISM: The honeybee is the most pollinating bee and pollination is essential to the survival of many of the world’s most productive crops, according Popik and his organization.
The colony bees have a long history of being able to fly and hunt for pollination, Popiki said.
Bumble bees also can pollinate, he told USA Today.
One reason pollination in the wild is so important is that bees need it to pollinate plants.
Popik added that a lot of the honeybees, and especially bumble bees, are in the southern United States and Canada, and are not very well known in the North.
CANCER: Some of the beekeepers Popik works with are allergic to the neotoxins, or chemicals found in neonic pesticides, and he said there is no way to predict the effect of neonic insecticides.
But he said some beekeepers are taking precautions.
He said bees need to be sprayed with neotoxin-free sprayer spray, because the bees will not respond.
Popik also advised beekeepers to wear gloves when they work with bees.
If the bee stinger does not go away, the bee could suffer from a serious allergic reaction.
Popiki also recommends that beekeepers do not use a filter in the hive or spray any kind of pesticide on their bee colonies, as these pesticides can damage the hive.